Charming actress Jackie Appiah is one of the few lucky Ghanaians who can afford to own and cruise in a E120,000 ultra-modern Range Rover at the age of 26 and have the registration number plate customized in their name.
Jackie turns 27 on the 5th of next month, that is some nine days from today, but for her age, she has become very famous and made a lot of money – money she is said to have made from her roles in Nigerian movies. She is said also married and has a young son, Damian. Jackie has not only made a name for herself as a celebrity but is actually living the life of a ‘big girl’. She has good looks, good money, owns a fleet of ‘talk-of-the-town’ vehicles, lives in a plush mansion in a part of Accra where the beautiful ones play, and gets necks turning in her direction and fingers pointing at her anywhere she goes.
Simply put: Jackie has got the ‘swag’ many of her colleague actresses lack. Just last Saturday, News-One spotted her spraying crisp currency notes on a group of children who flooded her vehicle when she attended a function at Kokomlemle in Accra.
Currently, she is about the only Ghanaian actress who owns a fleet of expensive cars including a 2008 model Nissan Murano, an all-wheel drive variant infinity 2009 model, a E120,000 ultra-modern Range Rover that has the registration number customized in her name and is also said to own a Chrysler 300 C and other small cars.
Interestingly, the number of times News-One has spotted Jackie in town, she was wearing clothes that matched the colour of the vehicle she was driving. She started acting at age 12 when she was a member of a drama group at the Action Faith Chapel International Church. “The first time I went into local and international acting was when I was invited by a friend, Derrick Serenu and Nii Addy Mould to compete in a U.S organised teen competition at the National Theatre… I was the runner-up in that competition… You won’t believe the number of personalities who congratulated me and asked me to do one thing or the other for them after the teens competition,” she said.
Jackie has come a long way since then. She was recently named as the Best Actress during the year’s edition of the African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA). “I am happy and proud that people have sat down to appreciate my work. This is the second award in the year. I give glory to God. I was competing with very good actresses. They are all equally good and so I felt that was a very tough category to win.
I respect all of them because they are all good actresses, individually,” Jackie expressed her thoughts on the award. Indeed, she was competing with other actresses like Nadia Buari, Lydia Forson, Naa Ashorkor Mensah-Doku and Yvonne Nelson. Currently, Jackie has acted in close to ninety movies and still counting.